Navigation Links
New survey results show huge burden of diabetes
Date:1/26/2009

to include the OGTT. The addition of the OGTT gives us greater confidence that we're seeing the true burden of diabetes and pre-diabetes in a representative sample of the U.S. population."

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. It is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in adults and a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diabetes cases and virtually all cases of undiagnosed diabetes. Pre-diabetes, which causes no symptoms, substantially raises the risk of a heart attack or stroke and of developing type 2 diabetes.

In its analysis, the team also found that:

  • The rate of diagnosed diabetes increased between the surveys, but the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and pre-diabetes remained relatively stable.
  • Minority groups continue to bear a disproportionate burden. The prevalence of diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican- Americans is about 70 to 80 percent higher than that of non-Hispanic whites.
  • Diabetes prevalence was virtually the same in men and women, as was the proportion of undiagnosed cases.
  • Pre-diabetes is more common in men than in women (36 percent compared to 23 percent).
  • Diabetes is rare in youth ages 12 to 19 years, but about 16 percent have pre-diabetes.

"These findings have grave implications for our health care system, which is already struggling to provide care for millions of diabetes patients, many of whom belong to vulnerable groups, such as the elderly or minorities," said Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., director of the NIDDK. "Of paramount importance is the need to curb the obesity epidemic, which is the main factor driving the rise in type 2 diabetes."

The study is based on 2005-2006 data from the NHANES conducted by the CDC's National Cente
'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Chamberlain
niddkmedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. New Survey: Moms Need More Help on Nutrition Information
2. Surveyed Gastroenterologists Indicate That Humira Has Advantages Over Remicade in Maintaining Clinical Remission of Crohns Disease
3. Heartland Information Services Moves Up to 2nd Place in National Survey for Outsourced Transcription
4. Survey could help pediatricians better treat patients
5. Hearing Aids Offer Hope for Those Who Suffer from Persistent Ringing in the Ears, Better Hearing Institute Survey Finds
6. Survey Finds Employers Split on Impact and Cost of Migraine
7. Survey: Americans Love for Financial Security Taking Precedence over Traditional Romance This Valentines Day
8. 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study Opens Today
9. YWCA Survey Shows Greater Economic Concerns Among Black Women Than White Women
10. AFB Survey Finds Drug Labeling Puts People with Vision Loss at Serious Medical Risk
11. Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Phytceramides ... explains how and why in her new book. , Today is ... Phytoceramides: Anti Aging At Its Best . The book is ... larger skin care book, but felt that Phytoceramides were ... sense to bring out this focused book now," says Kathy Heshelow, ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Daily Gossip indicates that the new method ... symptoms that hemorrhoids commonly causes. The new method was ... expert. , The author of H Miracle reveals ... symptoms such as itching, burning, pain and swelling, as ... H Miracle by visiting the official website at: ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Daily Gossip reveals in its ... program claims that he cured his condition with the use ... share part of his experience. , He claimed that ... naturally in just 4 days. Since his method turned out ... from all around the world. , The Nasal Polyps ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 DailyGossip.org reveals in its ... is a new method of naturally overcoming sciatica, in ... the new method ensure sufferers that the cure is ... , The new method is described as very ... sciatica with an 8 minutes per day treatment plan. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... DailyGossip.org reveals in its latest review that ... can perfectly understand patients and what they have to go ... is the author of the new program. Ellie claims that ... suffering, Ellie started her very own research. Four years passed ... author of the Get Rid of Cold Sores program claims ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Last Day New Book Is Available at No Cost: Phytoceramides, Anti Aging At Its Best by Sublime Beauty Founder® Kathy Heshelow 2Health News:Last Day New Book Is Available at No Cost: Phytoceramides, Anti Aging At Its Best by Sublime Beauty Founder® Kathy Heshelow 3Health News:H Miracle Review Exposes Natural Method to Cure Hemorrhoids 2Health News:Nasal Polyps Treatment Miracle Review Reveals How to Cure Nasal Polyps Without Surgery 2Health News:Stop Sciatica in 8 Minutes Review Reveals the Way to Cure Sciatica Easily 2Health News:Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast Review Exposes the Way to Stop Outbreaks 2
... apnea, a dangerous medical condition that becomes more prevalent as ... deadly if left// untreated, says an expert. ,The ... irritation, with people being unaware that they are causing more ... the online edition of health portal News Medical. ...
... 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' , ... disease that could wipe the smile// off many faces and cause ... 43% of all cancers are preventable. Sunday, 4 February 2007, is ... will focus on strategies for a cancer free world – a ...
... College of Medicine finds that naltrexone may be beneficial to ... is often used to bring// relief to victims of alcohol ... inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects an estimated 500,000 ... an early edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. ...
... hair dye are increasing as more and younger people dye ... dermatitis on the face and, in severe cases, facial swelling ... dyes currently contain para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and other related agents. During ... serious problem that it was banned from hair dyes in ...
... A promising step forward in the field of AIDS was ... to this 2-5AN6B, a nucleic acid, could actually stop the// ... ,This work was led by Robert J.Suhadolnik, Professor of ... 2-5AN6B in combination with drugs currently used for AIDS treatment ...
... menstrual cycles affect the responsiveness of their brains’ reward ... Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes ... women were winning rewards, their circuitry was more active ... and dominated by estrogen, compared to a phase when ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands 2Health News:'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands 3Health News:NIMH Studies Woman’s Hormonal Cycl 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MHG Medical Management Services, ... its Medical Equipment and X-ray Annual Inspection ... tailored to the cruise industry,s unique requirements.  MHG ... to propose that they should develop a new ... is intended to create standardized processes and raise ...
(Date:7/29/2014)...  Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) launched its ... 2014 Clinical Lab Expo today by unveiling two booths ... is partnering with customers to redefine the value of ... day that they,re looking for a partner to help ... and offices," said Jack Phillips , president and ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ... second quarter 2014 financial results after the Nasdaq market ... host a live conference call and webcast to discuss ... morning, August 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time ... the live conference call by dialing 866-952-1907 (US) or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MHG Medical Management Services Aims to Change Cruise Industry Standard With New Equipment Maintenance Program 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 3Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 4Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Conference Call And Webcast To Report Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2
Open blade design with aspiration capabilities for removing fluids from the operative site. 19 gauge wire....
Speculum can be used for any type of eye surgery. Arms of speculum lie flat due to joint between blade and arms. Features quick locking mechanism....
Pediatric model. Spring-controlled spread of blades with locking mechanism. Dull finish. Blades: 11 mm....
Fenestrated blades with screw-controlled spread. Dull finish. Blades: 16 mm....
Medicine Products: